Craobh by Jenn Wallace


January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in small-circumference stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
219 yards (200 m)
To fit adult hand, with 18-20cm / 7-8in circumference
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These Milarrochy Tweed mitts are perfect for spring when the days are still a bit chilly. The lacey cable panel is reminiscent of the slowly growing buds of trees before the leaves finally unfurl. Craobh (pronounced Kroov) is Scottish Gaelic for tree.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
Campion: 2 x 25g balls

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Cable needle (optional)
Waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

28 sts and 40 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette in the round on gauge-size needle(s).
Use 3.25mm / U.S. 3 needle as a starting point for swatching.

To fit average adult hand, with 18-20cm / 7-8in circumference

Special techniques
German Short Rows
Cabling without a cable needle

Pattern notes
These mitts are knitted from the bottom to the top mostly in the round with a small section of working short rows back and forth. Short rows are used to dip the cuff on the palm of the hand to allow more flexibility and freedom while still keeping the tops of the fingers warm. Both hands are the same, however, the thumbs are oppositional. In step 3 make sure that the thumb marker is placed correctly for the hand being knitted before continuing. Markers are used to place the charted panel and the thumb. If you are happy reading your knitting, markers can be removed once the pattern is established.